Crisp, clear, low-end with a good thump
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Added this to my 2005 F350 dually with the Powerstroke. The factory speakers simply were not enough to overpower the engine and road noise of the vehicle. My head unit is a Kenwood DNX9980HD from some time ago, but it still works very well. I replaced the factory speakers with JBL Club 8620s front and rear. Those alone provide far more clarity I had not heard before, but still lacked solid low-end. Coming from my younger years where I'd dropped 5k+ in systems and had component speakers, dual 12"s and caps, as well as previous vehicles with premium BOSE or JBL audio from the Factory, something was missing. Adding in this 10" unit to the JBL speakers did just the trick. It provided that low end which had been missing. The lows are now very present, clear, and you get a little thump in your chest. You certainly know it's there. It's not an overpowering annoyance of a bandpass box, and with some tuning from the Kenwood, I can dial in the sub to a very comfortable listening level. If you really wanted, you can push the levels up and then you wind up with far more booming bass, but that's not what I was going for. I have the bucket seats in my back, so this was about the only enclosure that had a chance of fitting without losing space or being noticeable. I have the speaker firing towards the back of the cab vs. into the seat as to limit the muffling of the sound. This met and exceeded my expectations. I'm no longer irritated listening to music from techno
Pros: A small, fully contained unit, and simple to install. Great sound, clear, crisp hits, and can easily be dialed in to not annoy your spouse when riding together, or dial it up a bit to re-live your days of Tag Team and Run DMC.
Cons: None so far.